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mauritius

mauritius
Capital
Port Louis

Population
1,196,000

Independence
1968
National sports hero
Stephen Buckland (100m/200m)

Watch out for
Kersley Gardenne (pole vault)

Mauritius have competed in nine Games, but had to wait until 1998 for their first medals.

A team of 38 scooped four, of which three were in boxing. The highlight was Richard Suneeís gold in the flyweight division.

Did you know?
The most popular spectator sport in Mauritius is horse racing.

The islandís sole race track, the Champ de Mars, is in Port Louis and is one of the oldest racecourses in the southern hemisphere.

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